A vacation in Tulum beach is all about escaping the Hi-Tech “connected” world, and getting back to nature and the beach is the perfect place to do this. Enjoy a comforting massage while you watch the waves crashing offshore on the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world, go snorkeling or diving in the warm turquoise Sea, explore the jungle and the hidden beaches or simply kick back, relax and soak up the warm afternoon sun; whatever you decide to do, it’s guaranteed that after a beach vacation in Tulum you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
The Tulum archaeological site is relatively solid compared with many other Maya sites in the locality, and is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites. Its nearness to the modern tourism developments along the Mexican Caribbean coastline and its short distance from Cancun has made it the most popular Maya tourist site in the Yucatan. Daily tour buses bring a constant stream of visitors to the site. The Tulum ruins are the 3rd most-visited archaeological site in Mexico, after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza. It is popular for the picturesque view of the Caribbean and a location just 128 km (80 mi) south of the popular beach resort of Cancún.
A large number of cenotes are located in the Tulum area such as Maya Blue, Naharon, Temple of Doom, Tortuga, Vacaha, Grand Cenote, Abejas, Nohoch Kiin and Carwash cenotes and cave systems The tourist destination is now divided into four main areas: the archaeological site, the pueblo (or town), the zona hotelera (or hotel zone) and the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an.